Tractor Trailer Accidents

Atlanta 18-Wheeler Accident Attorneys

Truckers are required to maintain a commercial driver’s license and adhere to strict federal trucking law and regulations. Truckers are held to exacting standards because their vehicles have the capacity to cause serious and fatal injuries to other motorists.

Despite strict laws and regulations, tractor-trailer accidents are still far too common. More than 110,000 people were injured in truck accidents between 2005 and 2009, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

If you or a family member has been injured in a truck accident, contact an experienced personal injury attorney at Hansen Law Firm. We represent clients throughout the metropolitan Atlanta area. To speak with a personal injury lawyer at our firm about a truck accident please fill out the form to your right or call 678.744.5881.

Negligent Truckers and Trucking Companies

We represent clients in a vast array of truck accident cases, including those involving the following:

  • 18-wheeler truck accidents
  • Truck driver fatigue
  • Fatal truck accidents
  • Driving hour log violations
  • Overloaded trucks and unsecured loads
  • Trucking company negligence
  • DUI and drug-related truck accidents
  • Texting and cellphone use by truck drivers

We are committed to helping people who have been injured due to the negligence and wrongdoing of others. We seek maximum compensation on behalf of accident victims.

Choosing the Right Atlanta Attorney for a Truck Accident Case

Some attorneys treat truck accident cases the same way they would treat a car accident case. It is critical that you retain a personal injury attorney who understands that there are key differences between a large commercial truck accident case and a common car accident case.

To properly handle a truck accident case, a personal injury attorney must have a thorough understanding of complex insurance coverage issues, trucking company policies and commercial trucking laws. He or she must be prepared to handle claims for catastrophic injuries and wrongful death, as large truck accidents often cause serious or fatal injuries.

Since truckers and truck companies often have insurance policies with high coverage limits, you can expect that the insurance company will aggressively defend against your truck accident claim. If retained to handle your case, we will protect your rights by carefully investigating the cause of your accident and identifying evidence that may be used to prove liability, including trucker log books and other key evidence. Where necessary, we have the ability to enlist accident reconstructionists and other expert witnesses who can assist in the effective management of your case.

Contact Us

To speak with one of our experienced Atlanta truck accident attorneys, call 678.744.5881 or contact us by using the form. We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. Home and hospital consultations are available if you are unable to visit our office.